Re: SCOUTED: Bush is Not Incompetent
- Chris Frandsen wrote:
> I agree with your analysis of the incumbent problem. I live in TexasHey, Chris, good to have you here!
> and the travesty of gerrymandering hit very close to home after a mid
> census redistricting. I have heard from one source that incumbents
> now have a 98% return rate due to this type of redistricting. What
> ever happened to Newt's Contract with America and the pledge to not
> run again not to mention a balanced budget? Once again incumbents who
> do not have to worry about reelection are moving away from the social
> contract to represent them and are more likely to pay attention to
> the dollars offered to their campaigns by big business. Please also
> note that there is very little interest in Congress or the Executive
> branch to push civics education in our schools. Very little if any
> dollars that I know of have been earmarked for that purpose in the
> "No Child Left Behind" programs.
Dan is in Texas, as am I. What district are you in (or do you not want
to share that?). I'm in 31.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Pensinger" <brighto@...>
To: "Killer Bs Discussion" <brin-l@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 12:23 PM
Subject: Re: SCOUTED: Bush is Not Incompetent
> On Thu, 06 Jul 2006 13:13:45 -0000, jdiebremse
> <jdiebremse@...> wrote:
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Doug Pensinger <brighto@...> wrote:
>>> But he didn't _run_ the campaign at all. He smiled, waved and
>>> canned speeches. Rove et al ran the campaign.
>> I won't pretend to have any real day-to-day knowledge of how the
>> Bush '00 and Bush '04 campaigns were run. It is worth noting,
>> however, that before running for Governor of Texas, Bush was a
>> political hack and campaign strategist. He may, in fact, be the
>> former "political operative" to become US President. As such, I
>> expect that, when it came to the running of the campaigns, it is
>> unlikely that he was just an empty suit letting others handle it
> What campaigns did he work on besides his father's unsuccessful
> reelection campaign? How well do you think he would have done
> without "the Architect"?
Heh......He left the Air Guard to work on someone's campaign if you